Učiteľstvo hudby a cirkevnej hudby

The graduate of the Bachelor of Music and Church Music Teacher Studies program has a basic understanding of music and church music and their specific areas. He/she can also navigate the main pedagogical and psychological disciplines and is familiar with the organizational conditions of institutionalized education. Above all, however, the graduate is prepared to continue in a given programme of study at the 2nd cycle of higher education.

Prospects of graduates

The graduate acquires pedagogical competences and qualifications for assistant teacher (assistant teacher) of music education for primary education and for lower secondary education at primary schools; further for teachers of music education and church music at primary schools and also for teachers of music and church music in extracurricular institutions in the framework of extracurricular activities at primary schools, in leisure time centres and especially in churches and church choirs. The various religious denominations, with the help of these primary school and primary art school teachers, train organists, cantors, psalmists, conductors of church choirs and other church musicians from among the pupils and teachers of primary schools and primary art schools for church music. Practices in Slovakia need not only music teachers but also church music teachers for our churches and church choirs where live music is still preferred to non-live music. As far as musical instruments are concerned, for the Roman Catholic Church it is primarily the organ, for the Greek Catholic and Orthodox Churches it is the vocal, for the Evangelical Church and other churches - the piano, and possibly other musical instruments (violin, flute, trumpet, guitar, etc.), and for the Orthodox Church it is the piano.Pedagogical practice in this study programme takes place not only in schools (primary and elementary schools), but also in churches and church choirs, where this pedagogical practice is carried out under the name of cantorial practice.

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Conditions of admission

- benefit in high school

- successful completion of studies at the conservatory or at the ZUŠ II level

- oral interview

- successful completion of a talent test in front of the admission committee in playing an instrument

(which the applicant has studied), intonation and aural analysis, or singing

- the talent test and the motivational interview with the applicant for studies make up 50% of the total assessment. The applicant's average mark for all the years of secondary schooling is calculated from the end-of-year report card and the average of the marks in the subjects of the matriculation examination. These values are averaged and multiplied by the coefficient of the secondary school from which the applicant has graduated (coefficient 1 for grammar school; coefficient 2 for vocational secondary school; coefficient 3 for vocational secondary school with matriculation). The resulting value determines the applicant's position in the order of success in the admissions procedure. If more than one applicant fulfils the admission requirements for a given study programme, those applicants who have demonstrated the highest level of aptitude for the study according to the admission requirements will be admitted.

The admission criteria for a given study programme are the same as those for a given study programme.

Without entrance examinations

Coordinator for students with specific needs

PhDr. Emil Ragan, PhD.

General information on the admission exam

- complete secondary education or complete secondary vocational education,

- commitment to respect the Catholic spirit of the university and the faculty,

- application submitted by the deadline with the necessary attachments(The completeness of the attachments to the application has been established by the AS TFKU according to Article 27, paragraph 1, letter i) of the Law. 131/2002 Coll. on Higher Education, as amended),

- fulfilment of the conditions of the admission procedure.

  • Apply the application for study

    01.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

  • Performance of the entrance exam

    14.06.2022 - 14.06.2022

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • leaving certificate (paper form, electronic form)
  • attested copy of birth certificate (electronic form)
  • čestné prehlásenie o rešpektovaní ducha Katolíckej univerzity (paper form, electronic form)
  • doklad o zaplatení poplatku za prijímacie konanie (paper form, electronic form)

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: 650 €
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 650 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 35 €

Billing information

Bank:State Treasury

Account name: Katolícka univerzita v Ružomberku, Priest Seminary of Bishop Ján Vojtaššáka, Spišská Kapitula 12, 053 04 Spišské Podhradie

Account number: SK86 8180 0000 0070 0008 5886 Information for the beneficiary: "PP",

Variable symbol: 1550501

Constant symbol: 0308

- The receipt of payment of the fee or a copy of it should be pasted on the 3rd page of the application form

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Detail of the study program

The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program


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037 / 6414881
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Responsibility for content: prof. ThDr. Gabriel Ragan, PhD. – gabriel.ragan@ku.sk
Last update: 16.02.2023 15:36

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